Blast off into outer space with Street View!
With one small step almost 5 decades ago, humankind made a giant leap by landing on the moon. Ever wonder what it was like for these astronauts as they orbited Earth? The great news is you don’t have to be an astronaut to enjoy this experience. Thanks to our collaboration with NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos and CASIS - and in particular with Thomas Pesquet, the ESA astronaut who collected the photos needed to stitch them into immersive, 360-degree panoramas - you can now explore how astronauts live in a zero gravity atmosphere aboard the International Space Station (ISS). You can read more about Thomas’ experience in The Keyword blog post.
Over the course of 4 months, Thomas used DSLR cameras already onboard the Space Station to capture imagery of all 15 modules as well as 2 visiting docking vehicles (SpaceX Dragon and Orbital Cygnus). Ready for an out of this world experience? View our first ever gravity-free Street View collection.
This is also the first Google Street View collection with annotations, a feature previously only available for Google Arts & Culture museums. Now as you float through the modules of the ISS in Google Maps, you’ll see clear and useful annotations highlighting things like where the astronauts work out to stay physically fit, what kind of food they eat, and where they do scientific experiments.
We hope that the astronauts’ pursuit of knowledge through observation and exploration also inspires you to do some exploring yourself. If you love 360 photos, and publishing them to Google Maps, call us now and hire a Google Trusted Photographer to upload your business space to Google.